This post originally appeared on the blog MakingManhattan.com.
By Crista Lacqua
Ever heard of someone walking into Target and buying only what’s on their shopping list? Neither have we! Next time you find yourself in a Target, pick up these beauty affordable beauty buys regardless of what else is in your cart. Having second thoughts? We pinky-promise you won’t experience buyer’s remorse after using them. What can we say? They’re just that good.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen $33; target.com
If you’ve been looking for a light tinted moisturizer with sufficient sun protection, this French pharmacy product is your answer. It gives you that effortless sun-kissed glow all while providing broad-spectrum coverage. And because it’s a mineral sunscreen, ingredients such as titanium oxide will refract the sun’s rays, unlike chemical sunscreens that absorb rays easily.
Simple Micellar Make-Up Remover Wipes $6; target.com
Love wiping off your makeup with Micellar water but even lazy to do that? We feel you—and so does Simple. The brand’s Micellar Make-Up Remover Wipes use Micellar cleansing water instead of harsh ingredients to effectively remove makeup without clogging pores. Expect your face to feel hydrated and clean and not that typical makeup-remover-greasy.
This product is a do-it-all superstar, plus it’s vegan. Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castille Soap does it all, whether that is for shampooing your hair, brushing your teeth, washing your body or even your clothes. The peppermint smell turns your dreadful morning into a delightful one, awakening your senses with an invigorating shower experience (no seriously, your skin will be tingling for a few minutes). It’s no wonder our moms have been using this since their 20s!
Honest Company Organic Healing Balm Soothing & Moisturizing Ointment $13; target.com
Everyone needs a healing ointment in their beauty/medicine cabinet, because, let’s face it, no one likes scarring or dry skin. Honest Company Organic Healing Balm Soothing & Moisturizing Ointment naturally soothes to any cut, skin irritation or inflammation. It’s certified organic and free of parabens, so no need to worry if it gets in the hands of anyone in diapers! We especially love to use it on our cuticles to keep our hands looking smooth.
Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint in Shimmer $10; target.com
Your search for the perfect coral lip tint ends here: Not too orange-y, but not too pinky, Mineral Fusion’s Sheer Moisture Lip Tint in Shimmer adds hydration and a long-lasting sheer color to your lips. You can use it during the day for a more casual look or gradually build it up for a girl’s night out. Formulated with Cocoa Butter and containing a vanilla-mint scent, this lip tint feels and smells oh-so pampering.
Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Nourishing and Conditioning Original Leave-In Moisturizer $12; target.com
Most curly hair girls we know hate frizz and we don’t want to deal with it, ever. Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Leave-In Moisturizer is just as nourishing as it sounds, and will eliminate any bit of frizz without weighing your curls down. With all-natural ingredients like sweet almond oil and shea butter, your locks will be moisturized and luscious. Apply on damp hair after washing, starting from the bottom to mid-ends.
W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro Mascara in Black $22; target.com
What’s a girl without a good (non-toxic) mascara? The Expressionist Pro Mascara is 100% cruelty-free and made with organic beeswax, which gives your lashes that va-va-voom effect without clumping. Because this mascara is formulated with premium all-natural ingredients, you won’t have to fret over bacteria growth that preservatives promote. Plus, it’s safe and gentle enough for contact wearers!
Caroline Vazzana is a fashion writer, editor, and stylist living and working in her hometown of New York. She’s worked for Anna Sui, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, and InStyle. She has collaborated with designers including Betsey Johnson and Diane Von Furstenberg, and has styled celebrities for various red carpets like the MTV Video Music Awards and Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Caroline is currently the Founder & Creative Director ofMakingManhattan.com where she hopes to shed light on the industry to the future fashion generation. Make sure to follow her everywhere @cvazzana for an inside look into her day to day in NYC.